This Week

Wow, super-miserable weather day today, wasn’t it? And it’s supposed to get super-cold. As if all the holiday errands aren’t enough, my kindergartener J is “Star of the Week” this week, which means we have that we have a different little activity to prepare each day. This is supposed to be entirely fun, but we’re talking about a child who, for example, spent 15 to 20 minutes sobbing over her extra-credit assignment, which was to go through a 25-word booklet and trace four different letters in four different-colored crayons. I kept telling her that she didn’t have to do it, and she was lying under the table sobbing, “But I want the fuzzy-buzzies!” That’s right: all this anguish over five small pom-poms that she’d have the privilege of placing in a jar. Yikes. So I won’t be participating in any additional activities during the week–we’ll be in full-on survival mode this week.

But, for you? Here’s what I’ve got:

All Week:

  • Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany continues  A Christmas Story.
  • Starting on the 15th and through the weekend, Disney’s Toy Story 3 on Ice is going to be at Albany’s Time Union Center. Shows include evenings as well as various times throughout the day. Tickets range from $13 to $56 depending on where you’re sitting.

Monday 12/13:

  • At 7 pm, there’s a Three Stooges Film Festival at the Palace Theater in Albany.
  • The Colonie Town Band is performing a free holiday concert at 7 pm in Albany.

Tuesday 12/14:

Wednesday 12/15:

Thursday 12/16:

  • At 10:30 am, the Schenectady Museum’s Little Wonders of Science has a Thomas the Tank Engine theme. It’s free, but you need to register.
  • Take a hike along the Baker Trail at Moreau Lake at 1 pm.
  • The Saratoga City Ballet will be performing The Nutcracker all weekend at Skidmore College, and the tickets are already sold out. But, there’s an Open Dress Rehearsal at 6 pm tonight. Tickets are cash only, sold at the door, for $10/grown-up, $5/kids 10 or under.
  • At 7 pm, the Melodies of Christmas begins at Proctors. It will continue through the weekend. It’s $25/person, and it features plenty of youth performances.
  • It’s the Children’s Circle Storytime at the Bethlehem Public Library. It’s designed for kids with special needs.
  • The Lake George Community Band is playing a Holiday Concert at 8 pm at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Tickets are $10.

Friday 12/17:

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